01 December, 2020
Concern has been expressed that many fire doors in Lewisham Council owned housing stock fail to meet fire safety requirements. A report to the Council’s Housing Committee in December 2018 stated that over 9,000 properties had Front Entrance Doors (FED) which did not consistently meet the 30 minu...
29 November, 2020
Low Traffic Neighbourhood: SUCCESS!
Following lobbying by Lib Dem campaigner, Karen Pratt, the Council has replaced the key-operated barrier on Leahurst Rd with a camera. However, the two planters have been retained and the description of the filter on the Council’s website doesn’t match their r...
01 November, 2020
164 public questions were submitted to the Lewisham Council meeting on 21 October and a majority of these were about the LTN. It should be noted that all references but one to the Liberal Democrats (in the context of our survey report) were replaced by 'a political party'! The Council held a pub...
18 October, 2020
Lewisham Council have announced some changes to the Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes. For details of these changes please see: Lewisham Council: Changes to Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood Announced.
We welcome the fact that the Mayor has taken note of the ...
02 October, 2020
Local residents in Lee Green have given a big thumbs down to the low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) introduced by Lewisham Council.
01 October, 2020
Black Month History provides an opportunity to celebrate the lives of people who have contributed to life in modern Britain.
One such life is Ignatius Sancho, an exceptional character who lived on the Lewisham / Greenwich borders.
27 August, 2020
Lewisham council have finally switched the provider of Lewisham’s leisure services from Fusion Lifestyle to a new provider, Greenwich Leisure Limited (who trade as Better). Lewisham Lib Dems have been calling for action against Fusion for a number of years as services have declined.
Fusion have d...
09 August, 2020
Lewisham Labour can’t even meet affordable housing target on their own developments
In the last local elections, Lewisham Labour promised that new housing developments would have to provide at least 50% affordable homes as part of their delivery. We’ve previously covered how the council are lett...
22 July, 2020
Local Lewisham resident and Young Liberal, Debbie Fatukasi, writes about what the Black Lives Matter movement means to her.
01 March, 2020
One year ago, Lewisham Council declared a climate emergency and pledged to have an action plan to deliver a carbon neutral borough by 2030. We’ve been encouraging the council to get on with this – it is an emergency after all.
Now, just over a year on, the council is about to publish its draft pl...